Surge In Stolen Cars In Kennewick In the First Two Weeks Of November
KENNEWICK, Wash. - Since the beginning of November there has been a surge of stolen cars throughout Kennewick.
Police have been seeing an increase since August.
They said 12 cars have been taken since the beginning of November.
In Kennewick, 10 stolen in August, 13 in September, 14 in October and 12 by November 12.
Police see a lot of Hondas stolen and reported that half of the cars stolen in the last year were Hondas, but there is also been a trend of Nissan Sentras being taken.
Wednesday morning a Honda civic was stolen from 4000 block of Kennewick Avenue.
The car was found in the Upper Valley and police said that is where most of them are turn up--stripped and burned.
Police want people to be watchful. Sgt. Ken Lattin with Kennewick Police said to look out for suspicious looking people, "If you can see that someone is just sitting back and watching call us. We'd love to go introduce ourselves to them because that might be the key to the case that really breaks this thing wide open."
Wednesday night Richland and Pasco Police said they aren't seeing an increase in stolen cars, but they are working with Kennewick to find the people doing this.
Authorities think these people are probably coming from the Upper Valley and in most of the cases there is no forced entry into these cars.
Police think there might be some type of master key that can unlock certain cars.